AAR for the Ladies Only Pistol Class.

Well, I wish I could give you an After Action Report, but we were summarily expelled from the range and Markham Park altogether. We were told “We’ll call you when it is time for you guys to clean up.”

So about the only After Action Report I can give you is the Evicted Husbands/Boyfriends/Others Lunch at Antonino’s while waiting for the Ladies to be done.

I ate enough garlic bread to kill the whole cast of Twilight with one burp. The toasted Salami and Swiss was so-so. I don’t drink but apparently the beer was frozen-like and so was the Coke.

One of the few pics I was able to get of the class before knitting needles were impaled in me rear end.


The Classroom Part in full swing. 34 Ladies in total. I snuck in to take this pic and was given 34 “evil eye” stares. Whatever hair I had left on my head fell off.

Markham Park Range has a Lightning Alarm system with a very loud siren. You are not allowed to wander out and shoot from under cover if it goes off and you are not allowed to shoot under the cover either. A storm cell went by too near so the shooting time was cut in half but still shooting got done.
New Shooter Caitlin and Instructor Wafta Hallum celebrating. Check out the darned groups!

Overall conclusion: Women do want to shoot. Just not with us males. We set our sights for 20 ladies max, expected 12 and were avalanched by 34 just because our instructors were female and guys were not allowed anywhere near. My wife told me that at least 5 more ladies did not make it because of previous engagements (Memorial Day Weekend celebrations out of town) and one young lady was taking some sort of school test that day.

So, I’d say the class was a success and we guys had nothing to do with it. 🙂

PS: Apparently some enterprising soul lent my wife a 1911. Take a wild guess what am I supposed to get her as a gift?

4 Replies to “AAR for the Ladies Only Pistol Class.”

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    I spent the Saturday at the First Women’s only GSSF Match at the B.E.L.T. Range in South Carolina.

    You are so right women do want to shoot but without all those men. I shoot a lot of matches and this one was one of the best.

    We had over 100 women shooters, 13 of them were women LEOs and there were many junior shooters, the youngest that I saw was 12. We all had a great time. It was a different tone than a regular match, the competitors were all helping and encouraging each other, there was great camaraderie. Yes, there was some competitiveness but it was nice to be out of the testosterone swamp for a change.

    There were some token male ROs and some males accompanying the competitors but only women could compete.
    I think I had the best ammo boy on the range 🙂 I never had to fill a magazine.

    Gail




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